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Theories of Ageing 2

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Nicola Parr

on 22 March 2015

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Transcript of Theories of Ageing 2

Learning Objectives
Explain Disengagement and Activity Theory
Analyse both in relation to a case study

Starter
Can you write on the
white boards
what you know about
Disengagement Theory
and
Activity Theory
Theory Recap
Views ageing as a process of gradual withdrawal between society and the older adult.
According to this theory, disengagement benefits both the older population and the social system.
Gradual withdrawal from society and relationships preserves social equilibrium and promotes self-reflection for elders who are freed from societal roles.
Enables an orderly means for the transfer of knowledge, capital, and power from the older generation to the young. It makes it possible for society to continue functioning after valuable older members die
Task
What
physical
and
mental
characteristics do you associate with the following age ranges?
Case Study - Betty
Assignment Criteria
P4
explain two theories of ageing

M2
discuss two major theories of ageing in relation to the development of the individual

D2
evaluate the influence of two major theories of ageing on health and social care provision.

Assignment tasks
Task 1 - Table to complete discussing how disengagement and activity theory effects Betty
(M2, D2)
Task 2 - Explain two theories of ageing
(P4)
Disengagement
Activity
The theory suggests that older adults are happiest when they stay active and maintain social interactions.
Activity engages older adults (both physically and mentally) and allows them to socialize with others. This increases feelings of self-worth and pleasure, which are important for happiness and longevity.
These activities, help to replace lost life roles after retirement and resist the social pressures that limit an older person's world.
65+
18-64
12-17
0-11
Can you write down several characteristics for each age range
Be ready to feedback in 5 minutes
Mental Characteristics = personality traits
Was everyone able to highlight some disengagement and activity theory within the case study about Betty?
Examples?
Recap - PIES
What does PIES stand for?
Remember to refer back to each element of PIES when discussing Betty in task 1

P -
Physical

I -
Intellectual

E -
Emotional

S -
Social


Assignment Task 1
Using the case study about Betty can you discuss disengagement theory and activity theory on the table
Btec criteria -
Discuss
Evaluate
What do these mean?
Example -
Betty is 90 years old, she is a widow and lives on her own
How can Disengagement Theory by linked to this?
How can Activity theory be linked to this?
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